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Six candidates in municipal races fail to file disclosures, face fines

BY: - March 20, 2019

With less than two weeks to go until municipal primary election day on April 2 in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson, several candidates have yet to file financial disclosures prescribed by state law. Financial disclosures require that candidates disclose their sources of income, property they own other than a residence, and debts owed. […]


LV council sets Ward 2 special election to coincide with general election

BY: - March 20, 2019

On the bright side, Steve Seroka resigned at a convenient time. The Las Vegas City Council Wednesday voted to hold a special election to replace Seroka, who resigned earlier this month, on June 11, to coincide with the other municipal elections that are already scheduled for that day. Filing for the empty Ward 2 seat […]

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From ‘too radical’ to mainstream: Sanders makes his Nevada debut

BY: - March 16, 2019

In his first visit to Nevada as a 2020 presidential candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made clear he intends to highlight the same issues that defined his 2016 bid by railing against income inequality and the influence of big money in politics. This time around the 77-year-old senator is a frontrunner. He trails behind only […]


Progressive group grades senators on judges, gives Cortez Masto a B

BY: - March 15, 2019

According to Demand Justice, a progressive advocacy group that focuses on the federal judiciary, a majority of Senate Democrats have voted for at least 60 percent of Trump judicial appointments in 2017 and 2018. The report card graded Democrats using several metrics, including votes to confirm Trump’s nominees and votes to advance judges by ending […]

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Democrats snub Neal

BY: - March 15, 2019

Clark County commissioners surprised many observers Friday when they rejected Democratic Assemblywoman Dina Neal to fill the vacant state Senate seat left by Kelvin Atkinson, who resigned from the Legislature March 5. Instead, commissioners unanimously voted for Marcia Washington, who was backed by the Senate Democratic Caucus and the Culinary Union. “I know there are […]


Assemblyman resigns amid allegations of sexual harassment

BY: - March 14, 2019

Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle, D-Washoe, resigned Wednesday amid allegations of sexual harassment. In a statement, Sprinkle didn’t directly own up to any claims, but only said he was “so sorry that anyone ever felt harassed or threatened by me,” and  “truly disappointed in myself for anything that I have done to discredit the legislature or the […]

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LV Ward 1 candidate mulling court challenge against opponent

BY: - March 14, 2019

The campaign for Las Vegas Ward 1 candidate Sherman Ray is contemplating a court action challenging the residency of one of his opponents, Dave Marlon. A complaint filed with the Nevada Secretary of State last week by Ray’s campaign consultant Lisa Mayo DeRiso was lodged too late to warrant an investigation, according to a letter […]


Las Vegas voters really ought to show up for a change

BY: - March 13, 2019

Disgraced former Congressman and Las Vegas City Council candidate Ruben Kihuen is having a big week. Tuesday, Buzzfeed, which originally broke the story about the allegations of Kihuen’s sexual harassment of staffers, published a lengthy look at his bid to return to public office in the Las Vegas Ward 3 race. Kihuen resisted calls to […]

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Saturday marks the Nevada return of the Bern

BY: - March 11, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders is returning to Nevada this weekend for the first time as a 2020 White House contender. The 77-year-old independent senator from Vermont will hold an event Saturday at 2:30 pm at Morrell Park in Henderson, Nevada. Sanders entered the presidential race in 2016 with a surprisingly successful insurgency campaign, but the 2020 […]

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Trump seeks to revive Yucca after saying he was ‘very inclined to be against it’

BY: - March 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s latest budget plan would spend $116 million to revive the nuclear storage program at Yucca Mountain. The administration’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal released Monday marks Trump’s latest effort to restart licensing at the site, prompting pushback from Nevada lawmakers. “By proposing that even more money be wasted on Yucca Mountain, […]

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Education overhaul Nevada needs requires revenue Nevada doesn’t have

BY: - March 8, 2019

What Nevada’s education system needs the most, it won’t be getting this legislative cycle. What advocates have long wanted most is to see significant increases in funding. But despite bold, blue promises made by the eventual victors of the most recent election cycle, education advocates today have tapered expectations on what the 2019 Legislature will […]

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Clark County taking applications for Atkinson’s seat

BY: - March 7, 2019

Clark County is accepting applications to fill the empty seat in state Senate District 4 following Kelvin Atkinson’s resignation Tuesday. Applicants have until noon Monday to apply, and the Clark County Commission will hold a public meeting March 15 to select a final candidate. The vacancy opened after Atkinson, who served in the legislator since […]